oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Scientific physical conditioning for rugby
|Article Title||Scientific physical conditioning for rugby|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Neuromuscular Research Laboratory Physiology Department, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Nov 1994|
|Pages||6 - 8|
|Keyword(s)||Aerobic energy mechanisms, Biomechanical analysis, Cardiovascular endurance, Fitness testing, Fritness, Kicking, Psychological preparation, Rehabilitation routines, Scrumming, Speed, Strategic skills, Strength training and Year-round training process|
The need for rugby training to evolve from a traditional art to a definite blend of science and art is long overdue. Regrettably it has taken a great deal of adverse media publicity on the unacceptable extent of serious injuries to convince the rugby fraternity that training of players and coaches has to become far more scientific.
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